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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801984/low-dose-bortezomib-and-dexamethasone-as-primary-therapy-in-elderly-patients-with-waldenstr%C3%B3-m-macroglobulinemia
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Ya-Ping Zhang, Xi Yang, Zeng-Hua Lin, Xin-Feng Wang, Xin Cao, Xue-Fen You, Hong-Ming Huang, Wen-Yu Shi, Hong Liu
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study was designed to determine the efficacy and safety of low-dose bortezomib and dexamethasone (lBD) in elderly Chinese patients with Waldenstrӧm macroglobulinemia (WM). METHODS: Ten WM patients aged over 60 years received first-line treatment with lBD. RESULTS: The median age was 70 years (range, 61-77 years). The overall response rate was 80%, including 1 patient who achieved a complete response, 1 patient with very good partial response, and 6 patients with a partial response...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798070/cxcl13-levels-are-elevated-in-patients-with-waldenstrom-s-macroglobulinemia-and-are-predictive-of-major-response-to-ibrutinib
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Josephine M Vos, Nickolas Tsakmaklis, Christopher J Patterson, Kirsten Meid, Jorge J Castillo, Philip Brodsky, Tomas Ganz, Steven T Pals, Marie José Kersten, Lian Xu, Guang Yang, Steven P Treon, Zachary R Hunter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781833/edta-induced-pseudothrombocytosis-and-citrate-induced-platelet-agglutination-in-a-patient-with-waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia
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Pia Bükmann Larsen, Jonas Vikeså, Lennart Friis-Hansen
Hematology analyzers sometimes generate spurious results. A patient had EDTA-induced pseudothrombocytosis and platelet agglutination in citrate blood samples. This case verifies that addition of 1% paraformaldehyde to the citrate tubes can prevent platelet clumping. Further, it illustrates the advantages of having access to more than one platelet count method.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775119/incidence-and-management-of-toxicity-associated-with-ibrutinib-and-idelalisib-a-practical-approach
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Iris de Weerdt, Suzanne M Koopmans, Arnon P Kater, Michel van Gelder
The use of novel B cell receptor signaling inhibitors results in high response rates and long progression-free survival in patients with indolent B cell malignancies, such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma and Waldenstroms macroglobulinemia. Ibrutinib, the first-in-class inhibitor or Bruton's tyrosine kinase, and idelalisib, the first-in-class inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase δ have recently been approved for several indolent B cell malignancies. These drugs especially foresee in previously unmet needs for patients with relapsed or refractory disease, high-risk cytogenetic or molecular abnormalities or with comorbidities...
August 3, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771100/rare-transformation-to-double-hit-lymphoma-in-waldenstrom-s-macroglobulinemia
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Onyemaechi N Okolo, Ariel C Johnson, Seongseok Yun, Stacy J Arnold, Faiz Anwer
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a lymphoproliferative lymphoma that is characterized by monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM) protein and bone marrow infiltration. Its incidence is rare and rarer still is its ability to transform to a B-cell lymphoma, particularly the aggressive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which bodes a poor prognosis. When transformation includes mutations of MYC, BCL-2 and/or BCL-6, it is known as a 'double hit' or 'triple hit' lymphoma respectively. This paper presents a rare case of WM with mutations positive for MYC and BCL2, making it a case of double hit B-cell lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma with plasmatic differentiation without morphological transformation to aggressive histology like DLBCL...
August 3, 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770576/transformed-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinaemia-clinical-presentation-and-outcome-a-multi-institutional-retrospective-study-of-77-cases-from-the-french-innovative-leukemia-organization-filo
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Eric Durot, Cécile Tomowiak, Anne-Sophie Michallet, Jehan Dupuis, Bénédicte Hivert, Stéphane Leprêtre, Elise Toussaint, Sophie Godet, Fatiha Merabet, Eric Van Den Neste, Sarah Ivanoff, Xavier Roussel, Jean-Marc Zini, Caroline Regny, Richard Lemal, Laurent Sutton, Aurore Perrot, Katell Le Dû, Lukshe Kanagaratnam, Pierre Morel, Véronique Leblond, Alain Delmer
Histological transformation (HT) to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a rare and poorly reported complication of Waldenström macroglobulinaemia (WM). We performed a retrospective study of 77 WM patients with biopsy-proven transformation to DLBCL. The median time from WM diagnosis to HT was 4·6 years and 16 patients (21%) had never been treated for WM. At HT, extranodal sites were observed in 91% of patients with a rather high incidence of central nervous system, cutaneous or testicular involvement...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765059/bing-neel-syndrome-bilateral-cavernous-sinus-lymphoma-causing-visual-failure
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Chengde Pham, James D Griffiths, Anthony Kam, Martin K Hunn
We report the case of a 68-year-old male with right eye vision loss secondary to a compressive optic neuropathy from Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia relapse in both cavernous sinuses. Central nervous system involvement is extremely uncommon in lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. Known as Bing-Neel syndrome, this has not been previously reported to present simultaneously in bilateral cavernous sinuses. We discuss the pathophysiology, diagnostic and neuroradiological features of Bing-Neel syndrome. In this case, there was marked clinical and radiological response to chemotherapy...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760303/analysis-of-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-bruton-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-ibrutinib-in-various-b-cell-malignancies-in-the-general-community-a%C3%A2-single-center-experience
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Naveed Ali, Faizan Malik, Syed Imran Mustafa Jafri, Mary Naglak, Mark Sundermeyer, Peter V Pickens
BACKGROUND: Ibrutinib, an irreversible inhibitor of Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK), is a novel drug that has shown significant efficacy and survival benefit for treatment of various B-cell malignancies. The primary objective of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of ibrutinib therapy in various B-cell malignancies in the general community. The secondary objectives included studying the adverse effects, ibrutinib-induced peripheral lymphocytosis, and effect on immunoglobulin levels...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758262/paraneoplastic-pemphigus-seen-in-4-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-formerly-treated-with-rituximab
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C Baykal, S Kılıç, R Küçükoğlu
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is a peculiar variant of pemphigus with pathognomonic clinical, histological, and immunological features. It is typically associated with hematologic malignancies (84%), such as non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) (most common), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Castleman disease, thymoma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, and monoclonal gammopathy, as well as non-hematological neoplasms, such as epithelial carcinomas, mesenchymal sarcomas, and malignant melanoma. This article is protected by copyright...
July 31, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754818/tp53-mutation-and-its-prognostic-significance-in-waldenstrom-s-macroglobulinemia
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Stéphanie Poulain, Christophe Roumier, Elisabeth Bertrand, Aline Renneville, Aurelie Venet-Caillault, Emmanuelle Doye, Sandrine Geffroy, Scheherazade Sebda, Olivier Nibourel, Morgane Nudel, Charles Herbaux, Loic Renaud, Cecile Tomowiak, Stéphanie Guidez, Sabine Tricot, Catherine Roche-Lestienne, Bruno Quesnel, Claude Preudhomme, Xavier Leleu
Purpose:TP53 is a tumor suppressor gene that functions as regulator influencing cellular responses to DNA damage, and TP53 alteration are associated to pejorative outcome in most of B lymphoid disorders. Little is known regarding TP53 alteration in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM). <p>Experimental design: Here we have explored the incidence of TP53 alteration using sanger sequencing and ultra-deep targeted sequencing in 125 WM and 10 IgM MGUS, along with the clinical features and the associated genomic landscape using SNP array and mutational landscape in an integrative study...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752619/spectrum-and-immunophenotyping-of-653-patients-with-b-cell-chronic-lymphoproliferative-disorders-in-china-a-single-centre-analysis
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Yi Miao, Lei Cao, Qian Sun, Xiao-Tong Li, Yan Wang, Chun Qiao, Li Wang, Rong Wang, Hai-Rong Qiu, Wei Xu, Jian-Yong Li, Yu-Jie Wu, Lei Fan
The incidence of B-cell chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (B-CLPDs) is significantly lower in China than that in western countries. There have been studies involving small cohorts with conflicting results regarding the spectrum of B-CLPDs in China, and the types and immunophenotyping of B-CLPDs in China remain largely unexplored. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 653 cases of B-CLPDs seen in our centre from 2011 to 2015. Four-colour flow cytometry was used to determine the expression of each immunological marker, and the diagnostic values of the immunological markers were also investigated...
July 28, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723285/case-244-systemic-amyloidosis-a-complication-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
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Maja Hrabak-Paar, Marko Kralik
History A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for work-up because of generalized fatigue, anorexia, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Laboratory work-up revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 58 mm/h (reference range, 3-23 mm/h), a hemoglobin level of 14.1 g/dL (reference range, 13.8-17.5 g/dL), a leukocyte count of 8.1 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [3.4-9.7] × 10(9)/L), a platelet count of 223 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [158-424] × 10(9)/L), an alkaline phosphatase level of 85 U/L (1.42 μkat/L) (normal level, <142 U/L [2...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714808/-it-was-hard-work-every-session-therapists-view-of-successful-psychoanalytic-treatments
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Andrzej Werbart, Peter Missios, Fredrik Waldenström, Peter Lilliengren
OBJECTIVE: To explore therapists' experiences of the therapeutic process in successful cases of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. METHOD: A two-stage, mixed-method design was used. Sixteen successful cases were drawn from a sample of 92 young adults in psychoanalytic psychotherapy according to Jacobson's criteria for reliable and clinically significant improvement. Therapist interviews at baseline and termination were analyzed applying Inductive Thematic Analysis. RESULTS: Three core themes emerged: Being Particularly Motivated to be This Patient's Therapist, Maintaining a Safe and Attentive Therapeutic Position, and Assiduous Work Every Session...
July 17, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714377/ibrutinib-associated-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-and-mantle-cell-lymphoma-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Krystal S Titus-Rains, Jamie N Brown, Julia M Hammond
Background Tumor lysis syndrome results when intracellular contents are released during cell lysis. Ibrutinib, a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is used for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, mantle cell lymphoma, and marginal zone lymphoma. Tumor lysis syndrome caused by ibrutinib therapy is potentially life threatening, but is rare and not often reported in clinical trials. Objective The purpose of this case series is to describe the occurrence of tumor lysis syndrome in two patients initiated on ibrutinib, and to highlight the importance of close monitoring during therapy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705308/primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-with-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia-presenting-as-unilateral-bloody-pleural-effusion
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Yasuhiko Koga, Kazuhiko Uchiyama Md, Norifumi Tsukamoto Md PhD, Nobuyuki Shibusawa Md PhD, Mitsuyoshi Utsugi Md PhD, Satoru Kakizaki Md PhD, Junko Hirato Md PhD, Kunio Dobashi Md PhD, Takeshi Hisada Md PhD, Masanobu Yamada Md PhD
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687991/retrospective-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-for-waldenstr%C3%B3-m-macroglobulinemia-a-multicenter-cooperative-study-in-japan
#16
Akio Saito, Atsushi Isoda, Masaru Kojima, Akihiko Yokohama, Yutaka Tsukune, Makoto Sasaki, Shigeki Ito, Akihiro Ohtsu, Michiaki Koike, Kayoko Murayama, Keiichi Moriya, Hideto Tamura, Morio Matsumoto, Hirotaka Nakahashi, Sakae Tanosaki, Tohru Sakura, Toshihide Kawamura, Tomomi Miyanaga, Naoya Nakamura, Hirokazu Murakami, Hiroshi Handa, Norifumi Tsukamoto
Although population-based cancer registries have reported lower incidence of Waldenstrӧm macroglobulinemia (WM) in East Asia than in Western countries, previous retrospective analyses have found the clinical features of WM to be similar in these two populations. To clarify the characteristics of Japanese WM patients, we retrospectively analyzed clinical and laboratory characteristics, treatments, outcomes, and prognostic factors in 93 patients with WM. Based on the Second International Workshop on WM (IWWM-2) criteria, symptomatic WM was found in 73 (78...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682959/paraneoplastic-neuropathies
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Jean-Christophe Antoine, Jean-Philippe Camdessanché
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances in paraneoplastic neuropathies with emphasis on their definition, different forms and therapeutic development. RECENT FINDINGS: A strict definition of definite paraneoplastic neuropathies is necessary to avoid confusion. With carcinoma, seronegative sensory neuronopathies and neuronopathies and anti-Hu and anti-CV2/Contactin Response Mediator Protein 5 antibodies are the most frequent. With lymphomas, most neuropathies occur with monoclonal gammopathy including AL amyloidosis, Polyneuropathy-Organomegaly-Endocrinopathy-M component-Skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, type I cryoglobulinemia and antimyelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) neuropathies and Waldenström's disease...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677830/comparative-outcomes-of-immunochemotherapy-regimens-in-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinaemia
#18
Adam J Olszewski, Chang Chen, Roee Gutman, Steven P Treon, Jorge J Castillo
Comparative data on immunochemotherapy regimens for Waldenström macroglobulinaemia/lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (WM/LPL) are lacking. We analysed overall survival (OS), risk of hospitalizations, transfusions and plasmapheresis in a population-based cohort of patients ≥65 years old initiating WM/LPL therapy in 1999-2013. To minimize bias, we applied a propensity score-based causal inference method. We conducted three analyses of: patients treated with or without rituximab, patients treated with rituximab monotherapy or with combination immunochemotherapy, and regimens based on classic purine analogues or alkylators...
July 5, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676905/babesia-theileria-and-hepatozoon-species-in-ticks-infesting-animal-hosts-in-romania
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Martin O Andersson, Conny Tolf, Paula Tamba, Mircea Stefanache, Gabriel Radbea, Franz Rubel, Jonas Waldenström, Gerhard Dobler, Lidia Chițimia-Dobler
Babesia spp., Theileria spp., and Hepatozoon spp. are tick-transmitted apicomplexan parasites that cause several important diseases in animals. To increase current knowledge about the diversity of tick-transmitted pathogens in Romania, we investigated the occurrence of Babesia spp., Theileria spp., and Hepatozoon spp. in a wide range of tick species infesting animal hosts. We collected 852 ticks from 10 different animal species from 20 counties in Romania. The assessment was based on detection of parasite DNA by PCR...
August 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664939/clinical-utility-of-recently-identified-diagnostic-prognostic-and-predictive-molecular-biomarkers-in-mature-b-cell-neoplasms
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Arantza Onaindia, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Keyur P Patel
Genomic profiling studies have provided new insights into the pathogenesis of mature B-cell neoplasms and have identified markers with prognostic impact. Recurrent mutations in tumor-suppressor genes (TP53, BIRC3, ATM), and common signaling pathways, such as the B-cell receptor (CD79A, CD79B, CARD11, TCF3, ID3), Toll-like receptor (MYD88), NOTCH (NOTCH1/2), nuclear factor-κB, and mitogen activated kinase signaling, have been identified in B-cell neoplasms. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma, Waldenström macroglobulinemia, hairy cell leukemia, and marginal zone lymphomas of splenic, nodal, and extranodal types represent examples of B-cell neoplasms in which novel molecular biomarkers have been discovered in recent years...
June 30, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
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